10 days in South India Itinerary

10 days in South India Itinerary

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10 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  2 h 30 min
1
Hyderabad
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
2
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h
End: Ahmedabad

1
night
Hyderabad

Hyderabad ©
Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
On the 29th (Thu), examine the collection at Salar Jung Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Golkonda Fort, and then stop by Krishna Pearls & Jewellers.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hyderabad attractions planning site .

Ahmedabad to Hyderabad is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Hyderabad are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Hyderabad

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Salar Jung Museum ©
Salar Jung Museum
Golconda Fort ©
Golconda Fort
Krishna Jewellers Pearls & Gems ©
Krishna Jewellers Pearls & Gems

3
nights
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Attractions like Lighthouse Beach and Vizhinjam Lighthouse make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of the city life by going to Kovalam Beach and Varkala Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Varkala (The Art of India & Shalimar Weaves). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, view the masterpieces at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, browse the different shops at Parthas, and stop by Keralashopee.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) travel planning website .

You can fly from Hyderabad to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hyderabad in March, expect nights in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to be somewhat warmer, around 29°C, while days are little chillier, around 38°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Kovalam
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

5
nights
Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kashi Art Gallery and Vallarpadam Church. You'll get in some beach time at Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Take a break from Kochi (Cochin) with a short trip to St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal in Alappuzha, about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, stop by Kochi Books, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) by combination of flight and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Marari Beach, St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal
Highlights from your plan
LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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